HELP! Locked out of car

(34 Posts)
margerybruce Tue 23-Jul-13 08:42:33

Posted here for the traffic - please help!

Locked out of car -07 Suzuki Grand Vitara - remote keys won't work - actual key won't work.

Any genius car people with an idea?

brew and biscuit biscuit in it for any mechanics/electrical folk with solution/s.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jul-13 13:03:57

I've lost count of the number of times I've complained about something not working only for it to work perfectly.

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jul-13 13:05:10

My Ford does that sometimes - I get "Key not detected" when I try to start the car. With the key right there, next to me. I often shout "It's bloody there! I can see it, why can't you?"

margerybruce Tue 23-Jul-13 13:40:14

Well this, combined with finding tab ends from exotic white cigs outside my front door in the mornings is freaking me out now

Microwave transmitters and Russian spies?

<puts on dark glasses and wig>

Aquamildred Tue 23-Jul-13 13:44:38

This happened with my friend, only he was locked IN the car, a problem with the electrics meant that as he went to get out of the car all the central locking and windows would not open.

Luckily he had a phone with credit in the car.

Mandy2003 Tue 23-Jul-13 13:52:52
Beastofburden Tue 23-Jul-13 13:54:34

Your car hates you. It is personal.

margerybruce Tue 23-Jul-13 14:04:00

LOL at some of the comments on that link Mandy -

"Having read some of the above, the most worrying thing is that some of the people adding comments here are actually entitled to vote"

"I wonder if it's the same technical problem with their cars that stops most of these people using their indicators on the roundabout at Tesco"

Aquamildred Tue 23-Jul-13 14:07:25

"I often shout "It's bloody there! I can see it, why can't you?"

grin I do this!

This happened to me. DH got the bus to me, DD and the stranded car with the flat battery, put his key in and it opened. confused I tried his key and it didn't open. Turns out you had to make a quarter turn in the wrong direction before opening as normal. confused

So, the next day I thought I'd have a go with my key. No results, even with the quarter turn. Got DH to have a go with my key. He got straight in. hmm Turns out my key was stiffer than his. What with that and not knowing the stupid key-turning trick I didn't stand a chance!

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